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Community Enrichment  

Expand your mind by learning, enriching, and discovering your personal interests and leisure activities through our fun Community Enrichment classes! These courses are varied, affordable and located throughout the Great Falls community.

All classes are 'graded' as complete/incomplete at the discretion of the instructor based on the student's attendance and participation.

 

Basic Home Repairs for Women: Basics of Electricity Repairs  Class is full. Please contact our office for more information (406) 268-3734.          
Instructor: Joleen Cordeiro
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Carpentry
Date(s):
10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018
 
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Basic Meat Fabrication $39.00
Instructor: Heidi Reiste Section: F1858
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Date(s):
10/29/2018 - 10/29/2018
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 319 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, See Cashier
Course Materials/Supplies: Provided by instructor
Course Outline:
 

Clutter Buster $29.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: F1876
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Date(s):
10/20/2018 - 10/27/2018
Times:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B135
Course Materials/Supplies: Bring Paper and pen.
Course Outline: 1st class
  • Will focus on defining clutter?
  • Learning what clutter hot spots are telling us.
  • Determine where your clutter hot spot is.
  • You will decide on one clutter spot to focus on over the next week with a clear plan using the SMART plan.

2nd class
  • We will review your progress from the previous week (this class will provide support and a judgment free zone).
  • We will explore common obstacles that happen when dealing with clutter.
  • We will discuss ways to dispose of your clutter.
  • Any obstacles and how to overcome. We will discuss next steps for you to be successful.
 

Coaches - Do I Need One? $19.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: F1854
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
12/6/2018 - 12/6/2018
Times:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R278
Course Materials/Supplies: You will need paper and pen.
Course Outline:
  • Introduction to the class
  • What is the difference between a coach and a therapist?
  • What type of coaches are there?
  • What qualifications should I look for in a coach?
  • How do I find a coach?
  • How do I know if a coach will be able to help me?
  • How much should I expect to pay?
  • How long should I expect to work with a coach?
  • Could a coach make me more successful?
 

Cultural Times Through Sci-Fi Films $129.00
Instructor: Brenda Wolf Section: F1804
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Additional Information: Please note that the dates for this class have been changed from the printed catalog! Class will not meet 11/6. Must be 18+
Date(s):
10/30/2018 - 12/11/2018
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
6
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G45 46
Course Materials/Supplies: Bring pad and pen for notes and thoughts.
Course Outline: Watch, think and discuss, evaluate your ideas based on the film shown.
 

Cybersecurity Essentials $39.00
Instructor: Justin Jones Section: F1870
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
11/13/2018 - 11/15/2018
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B139
Course Materials/Supplies: Students should bring their own mobile devices (laptops, tablets) or have the ability to use campus computers.
Course Outline: Day 1
  • The threat landscape
  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Email security
  • Social networking security
  • Password security
  • Public computer and network security
  • Online security for parents and children
  • Online shopping security
Day 2
  • Electronic banking security
  • How to avoid banking, online payment, and credit card fraud
  • How to avoid identity theft and fraud
  • How to evaluate your online “profile”
  • How to respond if you’ve been a victim of identity theft or fraud
  • How to protect against malware
  • What to do if you get malware
 

File Management and Basic Internet Skills $39.00
Instructor: Kathryn Kotynski Section: F1871
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
12/10/2018 - 12/11/2018
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B124
Course Materials/Supplies:
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Gyrokinesis $19.00
Instructor: Wendy Masterson Section: F1844
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Additional Information: Bring yoga mat!
Date(s):
10/23/2018 - 10/30/2018
Times:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
Course Materials/Supplies: Please bring a yoga mat. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing and socks.
Course Outline: The instructor will lead the class through a Gyrokinesis workout and provide movement options for all levels of experience.
 

Gyrokinesis $39.00
Instructor: Wendy Masterson Section: F1845
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Additional Information: Bring yoga mat!
Date(s):
11/13/2018 - 12/11/2018
Times:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
5
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
Course Materials/Supplies: Please bring a yoga mat. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing and socks.
Course Outline: The instructor will lead the class through a Gyrokinesis workout and provide movement options for all levels of experience.
 

Holiday Cocktails $49.00
Instructor: Enbar Craft Cocktail Lounge Section: F1861
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Additional Information: Ages 21+
Date(s):
11/6/2018 - 11/13/2018
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 8 5th Street S Great Falls, MT 59401, 
Course Materials/Supplies: Supplies will be provided by instructor.
Course Outline:
 

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain $29.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: F1852
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018
Times:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R278
Course Materials/Supplies: Bring Paper and pen.
Course Outline: First Class
  • Will discuss what the average weight gain is during the holiday and where it comes from.
  • What habits tend to contribute to the weight gain.
  • Students will be able to assess their own areas of weaknesses and strengths in their health and lifestyle.
  • Will discuss simple strategies to decrease temptations for overeating.
  • Students will also assess their most challenging situations that knock them off their health goals.
  • Students will set at least one goal over the next week and receive accountability.


2nd class
  • Will review how students with their one goal.
  • Celebrate successes.
  • Will give supportive feedback and see what might have gotten in the way.
  • Provide food and exercise hacks to avoid the dreaded weight gain.
  • Will explore other goals for the holidays and develop support systems to aid in success.
 

Light up Your Life with a Kindle Fire $79.00
Instructor: Kathryn Kotynski Section: F1831
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Additional Information: Class meets from 5:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday, 12/4.
Date(s):
12/3/2018 - 12/4/2018
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B138
Course Materials/Supplies: Provided by instructor
Course Outline: We are going to be setting up the Kindle from taking it out of the box. We will just be going over basics: how to turn on the device, what the buttons on the device are and how they work, how to set up your Amazon account, how to load a book, how to adjust settings, how to set up email, how to surf the internet. If we have time, we will set up the Great Falls Public library (librarians can help with this) and how to load apps and use Netflix.
 

Lunch & Learn - Your Voice in Advocacy $29.00
Instructor: Heidi Gibson Section: F1862
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Additional Information: Bring your lunch!
Date(s):
12/6/2018 - 12/6/2018
Times:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B136
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline:
 

Pastels in Nature $154.00
Instructor: Brenda Wolf Section: F1803
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Additional Information: Please note that the dates of this class have been changed from those in the printed catalog! Class will not meet 11/22!
Date(s):
11/1/2018 - 12/13/2018
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
6
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G117
Course Materials/Supplies: Please bring old clothes or apron or smock, rag for hands, soft face mask. All other materials supplied by teacher.
Course Outline:
  • Using soft pastels to begin to understand the medium.
  • Creating a large scale composition
  • Using Color to form shape and depth and value
  • Let your imagination go crazy to create a unique design using nature as your spring board.
 

Pies  Class is full. Please contact our office for more information (406) 268-3734.          
Instructor: Heidi Reiste
Location/Room: 319 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, See Cashier
Date(s):
11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
 
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Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: F1834
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
10/23/2018 - 10/30/2018
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
Course Materials/Supplies: Instructor will provide PowerPoint with information on the topics being lectured about. 224 page course manual that covers topics in detail.
Course Outline: Life Planning for Retirement, Retirement Needs & Expenses, Retirement Roadblocks & Mistakes, Retirement Income Sources, Retirement Plan Distributions, Investments, Risk Management & Asset Protection and Estate Planning.
 

Retirement Planning - TODAY! $49.00
Instructor: Keith Duncan Section: F1835
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Additional Information: Price is per couple. Book is included.
Date(s):
11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, R170
Course Materials/Supplies:
Course Outline: Life Planning for Retirement, Retirement Needs & Expenses, Retirement Roadblocks & Mistakes, Retirement Income Sources, Retirement Plan Distributions, Investments, Risk Management & Asset Protection and Estate Planning.
 

Sewing 101 $124.00
Instructor: Alissa Kline Section: F1801
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Additional Information: Class will meet at Jo-Ann Fabrics the first night for a tour and to select fabrics!
Date(s):
11/5/2018 - 11/26/2018
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, 205/206
Course Materials/Supplies: Bring your own sewing machine
Course Outline:
  • Day 1: Introductions, course overview, tour at JoAnn Fabrics and choose fabrics for this week’s projects
  • Days 2-4: Learn how to thread a sewing machine, wind the bobbin and begin sewing. Students will learn to make basic seams, alter clothing, sew on a button and sew in a zipper as they work on various sewing projects.
 

Vision Board $39.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: F1851
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Additional Information: Students are encouraged to bring magazines for clipping images. Deadline to register is 10/24!
Date(s):
10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018
Times:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G117
Course Materials/Supplies: You will need to bring
  • magazines for the pictures or words you want to use on your vision board.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Any other special material like ribbon, buttons, small object that you would like to glue on the vision board.
  • Please make sure to pack these in your car or other area the night before so you don’t forget these. You can’t make your board without them.
Course Outline:
  • We will briefly discuss the Law of attraction and how our thoughts and actions create our reality.
  • We will discuss an easy and simple method to choose what to put on your vision board.
  • We will make the vision boards.
  • We will briefly share our boards with other students, (Students this is optional to share and most students love hearing about what others created).
 

Great Falls College Community Choir  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Cynthia Stevens
 
Date(s):
8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B101
 

Lunchtime Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Roseanne Mares
 
Date(s):
9/5/2018 - 12/12/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Lunchtime Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Drew Johnson
 
Date(s):
9/7/2018 - 12/14/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Lunchtime Yoga Special - 2 classes for $119  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor:
 
Date(s):
9/5/2018 - 12/14/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Tai Chi  Class is full. Click the add to Waitlist button below or contact our office at 406.268.3734.
Section: TAI2 Instructor: Richard Lai
  Notes:
  Fee: $0.00
No class 8/22 & 11/14
 

Tai Chi  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.
Section: TAI3 Instructor: Kristina Hanning
  Notes: 
  Fee: $0.00
 

Wine 101  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Cathie Tronson
 
Date(s):
10/3/2018 - 11/14/2018
 
Location/Room: 1011 Broadwater Dr. Great Falls, MT 59405, Warehouse
 

Woodcarving  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Ron Crowder
 
Date(s):
10/8/2018 - 11/19/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Carpentry
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Debra Burns
 
Date(s):
9/4/2018 - 12/11/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Drew Johnson
 
Date(s):
9/5/2018 - 12/12/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Debra Burns
 
Date(s):
9/6/2018 - 12/13/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Drew Johnson
 
Date(s):
9/10/2018 - 12/10/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga Special - 2 classes for $160  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor:
 
Date(s):
9/4/2018 - 12/13/2018
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121